Sarabi at the Sankara

Five of the best: Rooftop bars in Nairobi

Savour the views as well as the drinks at these watering holes in Kenya’s bustling capital

Grain Store’s sour-cherry lemonade
©Amy Murrell

Five of the best: bars in London for virgin cocktails

Watering holes where the drinks are elegant, exciting and alcohol-free

Five Elephant cafe
©Philipp Dera

Five of the best: cafés in Berlin

Specialty coffee shops are brewing up a storm in the German capital

La Gelatiera gelato shop

Five of the best: ice-cream makers

Luscious summertime flavours reward the intrepid aficionado, from Covent Garden to Castle Douglas

Solana’s royal de foie, Modena cannelloni stuffed with foam and cream cheese pasiego hot cabbage

Five of the best: family-run restaurants in Spain

Can’t get a booking at El Celler de Can Roca? Try these Michelin-starred family affairs instead

Casa Mariol
©Miquel Gonzalez

Five of the best: Barcelona vermuterias

At around €2.50 a glass, vermouth became Barcelona’s favoured drink during the financial crisis

Cartmel Cheeses

Five of the best: British cheesemongers

A pungent tour of the finest makers in the business ahead of British Cheese Week

GrillStock Bristol 07/06/14
©paulbox

Five of the best: summer food festivals

The summer months bring with them celebrations of everything from oysters to barbecues and baking

SL28 cafe

Five of the best: new cafés in London

These places take their food, equipment and coffee cocktails seriously

Pitt Cue Co whiskey bar
©Paul Winch-Furness/www.paulwf.co.uk

Five of the best: London whisky bars

Find everything from traditional drams to top-class bourbons in the capital’s thriving whisky bars

Five of the best: seafood shacks

You won’t find many foodie frills at these simple seaside sheds

Five of the best: garden restaurants

Eateries that offer homegrown ingredients in a bucolic setting

Five of the best: modern British restaurants in London

A new breed of restaurant showcases seasonal menus and top-notch ingredients

Five of the best: pubs with walks

Sharpen your appetite or walk off a large lunch by exploring some beautiful British countryside

Five of the best: Austin hangouts

The Texan capital is crammed with new bars and restaurants. Here are the top picks for the annual SXSW festivals

Five of the best: London natural wine diners

Favourite places in the capital for a snack with a glass of natural wine

Five of the best: Oyster dishes and bars

From San Francisco to Sydney and Hamburg to Hong Kong, the best spots to enjoy your bivalve

Five of the best: New York hangouts

As the well-dressed descend on New York for Fashion Week, here’s a line up of restaurants, bars and clubs to spot the ‘fashpack’

Five of the best: Tokyo counter-top restaurants

An insider’s picks, from Michelin-starred sushi to Kyoto-style kaiseki and Cantonese tapas

Five of the best: Restaurants with rooms

Eat at any of these top-notch venues — and, afterwards, simply crawl upstairs to a fabulous bedroom

Five of the best: London bars

Indulge yourself at these capital drinking dens and cocktail bars

Five of the best: winter pop-ups in London

Christmas is coming, promising ingenious ways to eat, drink, be merry – and even buy the odd present

Five of the best: San Francisco microbreweries

The city’s best craft brewing, from fruity barrel-aged beers to red rye ale

Five of the best: Philadelphia BYOBs

The city’s small, chef-driven BYOB restaurants stand out for their creativity and value for money

Five of the best: Boston brunches

Whether you’re after hot and spicy, rich and meaty or mid-morning staples, Boston is a great place to do brunch – especially if you have a hangover

Five of the best: London kitchen shops

Serious home cooking needs serious kit. The FT lists the places to find everything from a Chinois sieve to a sushi rice mould

Five of the best: Pizza spots in Chicago

The Windy City may be famous for its gut-busting deep-dish pies but locals know there’s much more to Chicago’s pizza scene

Five of the best: Quiet London eateries

From a Bond Street auction house to the 15th-century cloisters of a Smithfield church – some of the capital’s less frenetic food and drink venues

Five of the best: New London pubs

The dark, slouchy pubs of old are giving way to a modern breed with craft ales and film screenings

Five of the best: Bars in Rome

From scarily strong beers to controversial pizzas, here are some of the locals’ favourite pit stops

Five of the best ... places to eat in Glasgow

From haggis and neep croquettes to Korean ox cheek, this Scottish city offers something for traditional and modern taste buds

Street food dishes in London

The city offers a cornucopia of cosmopolitan delights – from chips à la québécoise to hand-pulled Shaanxi noodles

World Cup eating and drinking in London

From Caipirinhas to themed hot dogs, these places know how to lay on a final…

Five of the best: gastropubs and restaurants in Somerset

Fine west country fare, from poached and roasted guinea fowl to hog’s pudding and crackling

Five of the best: European chocolate makers

France has long been known for its chocolatiers but elsewhere in Europe there are some bean-to-bar stars you should know about

Five of the best: Paris beer bars

It’s better known for bars à vins but the French capital has a sophisticated taste for beer too

Five of the best: tea merchants

Orange blossom oolongs, first-flush Darjeelings – the Brits stock their favourite drink in dizzying diversity

Five of the best: London juice bars

Cold-pressed drinks are in vogue for their health-giving contents – think kale, beetroot and wheatgrass

Food apps

Measure your caffeine intake, gather your online recipes and find gluten-free restaurants

Five of the best: Bristol restaurants

Some West Country favourites – from a wild boar breakfast in Bishopston to Moorish-cum-Mediterranean with a view of Clifton Lido

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william wallis

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